Georgia Southern University

Brannon will deliver keynote address at annual composition conference

Prestigious English professor Lil Brannon will present the keynote address at the Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference at Georgia Southern University on Feb. 1, 2008.

‘Thinking Out Loud on Paper” will be the theme of the speech by Brannon, a composition professor who has authored a half-dozen books on the writing process. She serves as the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and directs the UNC Charlotte Writing Project.

In addition to the keynote address, the 10th annual conference will feature presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching composition, both in secondary education and higher education.

College composition professors and high school English teachers are invited to register early for the one-day conference. The $60 early rate applies through the end of 2007 and includes a continental breakfast, the keynote luncheon, interactive sessions and exhibits.

Hosted by Georgia Southern’s Department of Writing and Linguistics, the conference has served more than 70 of Georgia’s public and private high schools in the past. Principals, media specialists and graduate students are also invited to participate.

To register for the conference or obtain more information, visit, email or call (912) 871-1763.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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